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Bulk of Site C workers hail from B.C.

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — More than two thirds of the workers at the Site C project in November were from British Columbia, according to a recent report.

Of the 5,238 total workers for Site C in November, 68 per cent were from B.C.

Some 4,414 workers were classified as construction and non-construction contractors with 63 per cent hailing from B.C. and 23 per cent specifically from the Peace River Regional District where the megaproject is under construction.

Of the 824 engineers on site, 92 per cent were from B.C.

Most workers at the site were labourers at more than 500 people followed by heavy equipment operators, carpenters and scaffolders, then construction managers/supervisors, according to the report.

There were 386 voluntarily self-declared Indigenous workers and 558 women.

There was an increase in apprentices at the worksite from 185 in October to 197 in November. 43 management and professionals were working through the federal International Mobility Program.

The numbers include workers working off the dam site, from home and any workers who were on site at any one time. The numbers exclude work done outside of the province such as manufacturing.

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